Can anyone tell me if Colt places any markings on a gun when it is refinished at the factory? I have a nickel plated Colt trooper 38 spl 1962 model that is in 98 percent condition throughout. Several opinions I have received are that is has not been refinished. All of the lettering is crisp and clear, and the screw heads show no signs of re-nickel. I guess I find it hard to believe that a gun this old can retain its finish for so long. If it has been refinished, someone(or the colt factory) did a fantastic job. Any opinions?
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February 27, 2012, 07:54 PM
Gun safe queen?
February 27, 2012, 08:12 PM
I have one not quite as old in nickel where the finish never ceases to amaze me. Even yesterday at the range a lady said it was the most beautiful gun she'd seen, who knew a gun could be a chick magnet?
Anyway the story I got is it was a part of a collection, unfired and prepared for long term storage. It still had remnants of a cosmoline-like substance on it.
February 27, 2012, 08:39 PM
Colt hasn't put re-work marks on their guns since WWII.
A really good refinish can be almost impossible to detect.
April 17, 2012, 11:40 AM
It's possible. Though it doesn't have a nickel finish my Colt Trooper was made in 1960 and it's finish is still original and in very good shape.